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Quintain (Sicilian}
A Quintain (Sicilian) poem rhymes the end of the first line with the last words in the third and fifth lines . The last word of the second line rhymes with the ending of the fourth line giving this style of poem a unique rhythm of a,b,a,b,a. There are no rules regarding meter or line length.

Flying high, carried by the winds of hope happiness knows no bounds to bind my wings. And I feel ready to do more than cope, no longer youth's puppet, I cut the strings that time had allowed to morph into rope. I thought that the whole world would welcome me so, I left home and moved to the city. But it wasn't what I thought it'd be, behind the neon lights there's no pity, and fate doesn't come with a guarantee. I was soon disenchanted, to say the least, 'twist expectations and reality. And my enthusiasm quickly decreased as disappointment dropped it a degree, and anxiety's climb sharply increased. Pinocchio had to learn the hard way that sometimes what we think we want the most is but an illusion that fades away. But hope manages to move the goalpost, whenever frustration comes into play. (Quintain/Sicilian) 11-07-2020

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Date: 11/19/2020 5:22:00 AM
Some lessons are best learned by participation rather than advice. Unfortunately for some, values and goals are exchanged for cheaper versions in the process. I love this quintain, so versatile with the ababa rhyme.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 11/19/2020 6:15:00 AM
Thanks Reason, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
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Date: 11/19/2020 5:23:00 AM
Date: 11/16/2020 5:44:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your work. Yes, we fight to get grown then we find out it is not so easy but most people make it. It is sad to see those that don't. Sara
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Date: 11/16/2020 6:29:00 AM
Thanks Sara, I appreciate your supportive comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 11/13/2020 2:13:00 AM
A fantastic Quintain (Sicilian) Emile... ‘But hope manages to move the goalpost’ so true. A fine example for the contest. Regards Belle
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Emile Pinet
Date: 11/13/2020 5:21:00 AM
Thanks Belle, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 11/10/2020 3:35:00 AM
A wonderful example. God bless you dear friend :)
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Date: 11/10/2020 7:47:00 AM
Thanks Regina, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 11/9/2020 2:02:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this muse with its truth and style... Indeed, the content and the form exemplify what your contest requires. God bless you.
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Date: 11/9/2020 5:51:00 AM
Thanks Beata, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 11/7/2020 9:41:00 AM
Excellent styling of the form, Emile. I have always enjoyed quintain. There is another sponsor who used to have this kind of contest a lot. Was it Francine? a female and she often had us do this type!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 11/7/2020 11:21:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I don't recall Francine but I do like this format, although it can be difficult to compose, I look forward to reading you entry my friend, Emile.
Date: 11/7/2020 8:50:00 AM
Emile, what a wonderful poem and great example for your contest, I think, I know that I will love writing in this form _Constance
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Date: 11/7/2020 8:58:00 AM
Thanks Constance, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.